'The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window' releases first look photo, sets Off-Broadway cast

The newly announced cast members join Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has set the full cast for its production of Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. Performances begin at the BAM Harvey Theater on February 4 ahead of a February 23 opening night.

Starring alongside the previously announced Oscar Isaac as Sidney Brustein and Rachel Brosnahan as Iris Brustein are Gus Birney as Gloria Parodus, Julian De Niro as Alton Scales, Glenn Fitzgerald as David Ragin, Andy Grotelueschen as Wally O’Hara, Miriam Silverman as Mavis Parodus Bryson, and Raphael Nash Thompson Max. Joey Auzenne, Gregory Connors, Brontë England-Nelson, and Amelia Pedlow are understudies.

The complete creative team, led by director Anne Kauffman, includes dramaturg Arminda Thomas, set designer dots, costume designer Brenda Abbandandolo, lighting designer John Torres, sound designer Bray Poor, wig designer Leah Loukas, props designer Andrew Diaz, and vocal coach Kate Wilson.

Additionally, the production released a first-look photo of Isaac and Brosnahan as the Brusteins.

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The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window follows Sidney and Iris Brustein, a couple living in 1960s Greenwich Village whose progressive beliefs are idealistic, but unrealistic. The disconnect in their beliefs threatens their otherwise thriving marriage and friendships.

BAM's production of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window is the first major New York revival since its 1964 premiere, just before Hansberry's death.

Photo credit: Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac. (Photo by Catalina Kulczar)

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